A serial rapist branded a danger to women has been given a lifelong restriction order.
Chan Wright, 40, was ordered by judge Lord Kinclaven to serve at least six years and it was recommended that he be deported.
An earlier attempt was made to deport Wright, who has a previous conviction for rape, but in 2007 three judges ruled that it would be "irrational and not justified" to do so.
Wright, who is a Jamaican national, was convicted in September 2011 of raping and assaulting three women and indecently assaulting two girls.
The offences were committed in Edinburgh, West Lothian, Angus and Aberdeenshire over a 15-year period. The verdicts in these cases came four years after Court of Session judges stopped him being deported. He continues to deny all the rapes and sexual assaults.
Wright, who has personality characteristics similar to a psychopath, raped and brutalised the three women over a 15-year period. Experts believe that if he is ever released, he will need to be monitored constantly by the authorities. He is unable to understand his victims' pain and suffering.
Lord Kinclaven told Wright: "It is my opinion if at liberty you present a high risk to the public of violence and sexual violence. You are a risk to women."
In September 2011, he was convicted of raping and brutalising three women. He also indecently assaulted another two women. Wright preyed on the females in a series of assaults in Edinburgh, West Lothian, Angus, and Aberdeenshire over a 15-year period.
The verdicts in these cases came four years after Court of Session judges prevented his deportation. Then, an immigration tribunal decided the rapist and cocaine trafficker posed a high risk of committing further sex and drugs offences, but Lord Johnston, sitting with Lord Eassie and Lord Wheatley, said its conclusion was "irrational and not justified".
Wright had already served four years for raping a teenager in Livingston in 1995. A risk assessment report prepared by forensic psychologist Stephen Evan following Wright's conviction concluded that he would pose a "high risk" of reoffending if released.
Mr Evans said that Wright was also abused as a child. He added: "There are issues from his childhood which are clearly unresolved. Until these issues are resolved Mr Wright is likely to continue to be a risk to women."
Wright's legal team argue that it would be a breach of his human rights if he were to be handed a life sentence and said that he had had a "wretched childhood in Jamaica."
He has been placed on the sex offenders register.
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